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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:31 am

Just felt a long rolling earthquake here in the village. Pool water was rolling over the sides.
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Post by Smartalex on Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:38 am

I felt it in Chapala at 9:29. Just a gentle sway.
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Post by martygraw on Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:41 am

Felt it in Jocotepec
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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:49 am

The USGA Earthquake site is reporting a 7.5 magnitude quake 39km E of Petatlan, Mexico
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Post by CheenaGringo on Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:51 am

What does the United States Golf Association know about earthquakes?  HA! HA!

Reports from Morelia and Patzcuaro indicate that they were shaken pretty hard over there.

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Post by arbon on Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:55 am

http://www.zihuatanejo.net/tablero/messages/73355.html
Now THAT was an Earthquake !

by Ernesto ⌂ @, Troncones, Friday, April 18, 2014, 09:31 (17 minutes ago)


I even ran outside to keep from being lost in the Rubble !
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Post by zenwoodle on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:00 am

Neighbor said her chandelier was swaying, but I felt nothing.
But then again, I usually do not feel anything until after my coffee.  Beer 
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Post by brigitte on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:00 am

Interesting we didi not feel a thing in Chiapas.

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Post by bimini6 on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:10 am

Felt it in San Luis, I was standing and started swaying, thought I was dizzy, sat down and the hanging pots and my husband started swaying too.....went inside after a few minutes and the ceiling lights were swaying.

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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:14 am

For nearly 20 minutes afterwards the water in my pool was still rolling back and forth. Hopefully everyone in the Petatlan area are OK.
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Post by CheenaGringo on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:17 am

Reports of power and cellphone outages in Mexico City.

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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:17 am

This one was followed by smaller ones in Hawaii and Alaska.
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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:24 am

brigitte wrote:Interesting we didi not feel a thing in Chiapas.

That is very strange indeed. One would think the shock waves would radiate in a circular fashion but maybe not.
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Post by gringal on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:41 am

Heard it as centered in Guerrero State, and over 7 on the scale.

In my old house, no damage, but the living room windows now close all the way so I'm assuming the so-called foundation must have shifted.

Haven't heard any more reports from the epicenter.......hoping for the best.

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Post by Tony_In_Mexico on Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:27 pm

I was lying in bed still. Felt it and assumed I was dreaming or something, because I reasoned that along with it would be sounds from outside, sounds of alarm, or actual alarms, something. All was quiet, so I went back to sleep.

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Post by David on Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:51 pm

We were eating breakfast.  I was facing south and felt swaying side to side, made be dizzy. I looked out the window and the trees were swaying East to West.  My wife was facing East and felt nothing!  Our pool was sloshing too.
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Post by SunshineyDay on Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:52 am

Can you get property earthquake insurance here?

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Post by brigitte on Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:01 am

yes you can.

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Post by barbicheesecake on Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:02 pm

CanuckBob wrote:This one was followed by smaller ones in Hawaii and Alaska.

Yah, CBob, house siting in San Jaun Cosala. It woke me up all the chandeliers were swinging for what seemed like a long time afterward. Also just read on Yahoo that there were two more yesterday and one today (Saturday). In same MX area.


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Post by natbug on Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:35 am

The Ring of Fire is quite active these days, I'm not surprised that there are earthquakes. Being raised in SoCal, I never feel anything unless it is over a 7...weird, I know.

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Post by Axixic on Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:39 am

natbug wrote:... I never feel anything unless it is over a 7...

Have you any idea how hard I am biting my tongue?
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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:20 pm

Hear you, Axixic.

Magnitude Earthquake Effects Estimated Number
Each Year
2.5 or less Usually not felt, but can be recorded by seismograph. 900,000
2.5 to 5.4 Often felt, but only causes minor damage. 30,000
5.5 to 6.0 Slight damage to buildings and other structures. 500
6.1 to 6.9 May cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 100
7.0 to 7.9 Major earthquake. Serious damage. 20
8.0 or greater Great earthquake. Can totally destroy communities near the epicenter. One every 5 to 10 years

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Post by viajero on Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:36 pm

Lady Otter Latté wrote:Hear you, Axixic.
I don't think Axixic was referring to the Richter Scale.

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Post by slainte39 on Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:51 pm

viajero wrote:
Lady Otter Latté wrote:Hear you, Axixic.
I don't think Axixic was referring to the Richter Scale.

I think LOL was, in her interpretation of life and it's rewards,....or lack of....Go Gal   lol! lol! lol!

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